Ron Mueck’s fantastic sculpture ‘Youth’ was the last piece to be installed in the Divine Bodies exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery – I thought you might like to see some snaps taken during the installation – so here they are –
After that the lighting is adjusted to create a natural effect for the figure.
This photo shows ‘Youth’ on display with old master paintings in the exhibition. It’s a really eye-catching and thought-provoking piece. The detail and life-like presence of the sculpture are amazing. After looking at it for a while, it sometimes feels like we’ve suddenly got giant bodies – not that we’re looking at a little sculpture.
Many thanks to the artist Ron Mueck, and to Charlie Clarke, who installed the sculpture.